2016 Legislative Update
Thank you to everyone who called and wrote to legislators and came to the Capitol this session. All of the people actively advocating for autism, especially in the final days of the session, helped move the House towards considering the autism provisions. Unfortunately, other political issues got in the way and the legislature adjourned without equal access for autism treatments as part of the package (both the private insurance and the simplification of the Medical Assistance autism benefit proposals).
While this session may be over, we’re not done. We were close at the end of session, which helps us set the stage to push for autism to be included in the agenda if and when there is a special session to finish the bonding bill and other proposals that were left undone. Once we have more information to develop a specific strategy, we will send out an alert and request your help to seize the opportunity to get this done for Minnesota children with autism and their families.
So, thank you again for tremendous advocacy this session. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/autismmn/ and website for updates. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our list for text alerts. We will let you know as soon as we can how you can continue your important advocacy work on behalf of our kids. Thank you!
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Autism Minnesota is a network of parents, family and friends of the autism community. As Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) treatments are still not broadly accessible, we advocate for greater access to treatment, medical insurance reform, and other support systems for individuals and families coping with the unique challenges of autism. We work to increase access to treatment and care to improve the quality of life for individuals with ASD through medical insurance reform, and community and educational support. We believe that working together, we can achieve greater understanding, improved outcomes and opportunities, and support for individuals and families of the autism community.